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Ideals as social identity management strategies

Show simple item record Dumont, Kitty Waldzus, Sven 2016-10-10T09:30:54Z 2016-10-10T09:30:54Z 2014
dc.identifier.citation Dumont, K. & Waldzus, S. (2015). Ideals as social identity management strategies. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 44, 1-12 en
dc.identifier.issn 0147-1767
dc.description Due to copyright restrictions, the full-text of this item is not attached to this record. Please follow the link,, to the online version on the publisher's website. en
dc.description.abstract This research addresses the relationship between ideal selves and social context from asocial identity perspective. Based on Social Identity Theory (Tajfel & Turner, 1979, 1986) and related research, it is argued that ideal selves stand in a functional relationship with identity management strategies and that, consequently, shared beliefs about relevant intergroup relations influence the preferences for ideal selves. Three studies conducted with black and white adolescent and adult South Africans tested the assumption. The overall results of the studies confirmed that whether ideal selves corresponding to social change, social mobility or social creativity were preferred depended on whether the intergroup relations between black and white South Africans were perceived as secure or insecure. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher /© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Ideals en
dc.subject Social identity en
dc.subject Identity management strategies en
dc.title Ideals as social identity management strategies en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Psychology en

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